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Swimsuits through the years

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  • Three swimsuit models present 08 June 1951 at Paris Molitor open-air swimming pool the new two-piece bikini and matching pareos. AFP PHOTO (Photo credit should read -/AFP/Getty Images)
  • PARIS, FRANCE: US-born dancer-entertainer Josephine Baker poses in Paris in the 1920s. (Photo credit should read AFP/AFP/Getty Images)
  • ATLANTIC CITY, UNITED STATES: 1999 Miss America Nicole Johnson of Virginia walks down the runway during the swimsuit competition during the 1998 Miss America Pageant 19 September at the Atlantic City Convention Center. (ELECTRONIC IMAGE) AFP PHOTO Timothy A. CLARY (Photo credit should read TIMOTHY A. CLARY/AFP/Getty Images)
  • TOKYO, JAPAN: Japanese model Kyomi Shimizu shows off a swimsuit during Japanese apparel maker Teijin's ready to wear show in Tokyo 13 October. JIJI PRESS-AFP PHOTO (Photo credit should read AFP/AFP/Getty Images)
  • NEW YORK, UNITED STATES: US model Tyra Banks wears a sheer organza cape over a satin bra and bikini during the Victoria's Secret Spring Fashion show 03 February in New York. The show was web-cast as of 7:15 pm ET 03 February. AFP PHOTO Stan HONDA (Photo credit should read STAN HONDA/AFP/Getty Images)
  • PARIS, FRANCE - JULY 5: For the election of the most beautiful bather, a candidate appears for the first time wearing a bikini, 05 July 1946 at the Molitor swimming-pool in Paris. Real clothing revolution, the bikini, a two-piece swimming suit, has been designed by French Louis Reard. (Photo credit should read STAFF/AFP/Getty Images)
  • HANOI, VIET NAM: Pham Anh Phuong, 20, a Hanoi student appears in swimsuit during a national beauty contest held 17 October evening in Hanoi. More than 3,000 girls aged between 16 and 28 participated in local contests throughout Vietnam in last months. The final of the contest will be held later this month in HoChiMinh-City. The first beauty contest was organised in 1988 and since then the event, which takes place every two years, has became the symbol of a new Vietnam. AFP PHOTO/Hoang Dinh NAM/n
  • TOKYO, JAPAN: Japanese model, Kyomi Shimizu, shows off a bikini swimsuit with a transparent robe during Japan's apparel giant Teijin's '99 swimwear collection in Tokyo 06 January. 18-year-old highschool student Shimizu was promoted as this year's campaign girl for Teijin. AFP PHOTO/Yoshikazu TSUNO (Photo credit should read YOSHIKAZU TSUNO/AFP/Getty Images)
  • PARIS, FRANCE - OCTOBER 19: Karl Lagerfeld cuts a shirt and elastic-waisted 'boxer'shorts beach ensemble from signature printed cotton to cover a micro-bikini for sleeveless turtle-necked bodice in Chanel's Spring-Summer 1996 ready-to-wear collection presented in Paris 19 October. AFP PHOTO (Photo credit should read PIERRE VERDY/AFP/Getty Images)
  • CABOURG, FRANCE - JULY 1: A woman wearing a one-piece swimming-suit comes out of the water, 01 July 1937 on the beach of Cabourg. (Photo credit should read STAFF/AFP/Getty Images)
  • A model wears an outfit from the Tommy Hilfiger Spring/Summer 2002 collection during the GQ fashion show May 7, 2002 in Madrid, Spain. (Photo by Carlos Alvarez/Getty Images)
  • SYDNEY - MAY 5: A model walks down the runway in the Bettina Liano Spring/Summer 2003 Collection fashion show in the Harbour Pavilion at the Overseas Passenger Terminal May 5, 2003 during the Mercedes Australian Fashion Week in Sydney, Australia. (Photo by Nick Laham/Getty Images)
  • NEW YORK, UNITED STATES: Fashion Model Giselle wears a polka dot bikini top with matching pants and shoulder bag during the Ralph Lauren fashion show at the Fashion Week Spring 2000 Collections15 September, 1999 in New York, NY. AFP PHOTO Matt CAMPBELL (Photo credit should read MATT CAMPBELL/AFP/Getty Images)
  • Top fashion model Eugenia Silva wears an outfit from the Technomarine Spring/Summer 2001 during the GQ fashion party May 7, 2001 in Madrid, Spain. (Photo by Carlos Alvarez/Newsmakers)
  • BEIRUT, LEBANON: A model displays a swim-suit during the Beirut Wedding Fair late 06 February 2004. AFP PHOTO/Anwar AMRO (Photo credit should read ANWAR AMRO/AFP/Getty Images)
  • PARIS, FRANCE: Top model Naomi Campbell presents 14 October 1993, in Paris, France, a turquoise two-pieces bathing suit and a white bathrobe by Karl Lagerfield during the Spring/Summer 94 ready-to-wear Chanel collection.)AFP PHOTO (Photo credit should read GERARD JULIEN/AFP/Getty Images)
  • CULVER CITY, CA - OCTOBER 28: A Model walks the runway at the Shay Todd Spring 2005 show at the Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week at Smashbox Studios October 28, 2004 Culver City, California. (Photo by Frazer Harrison/Getty Images)
  • Actress Elizabeth Taylor Poses In An Old Film Still, circa 1955.. Taylor Is An Award Winning Actress Who Has Appeared In Such Films As 'Who's Afraid Of Virginia Woolf? And 'Cat On A Hot Tin Roof.' (Photo By Getty Images)
  • PARIS, FRANCE: A model presents a creation for Leonard 11 October 2001 during the spring/summer 2002 ready-to-wear collections in Paris. (Photo credit should read PIERRE VERDY/AFP/Getty Images)
  • A model presents the Rosa Cha Spring 2001 collection in women's fashion during the '7th On Sixth' fashion show September 21, 2000 in New York City. (Photo by George DeSota/Liaison)
  • A model wears fashions from the Gottex collection at the Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week at Lincoln Center on September 15, 2010 in New York City. AFP PHOTO/DON EMMERT (Photo credit should read DON EMMERT/AFP/Getty Images)
  • A model presents Chinese fashion house Aimer swimwear 2011 collection at the China Fashion Week in Beijing on March 30, 2011. The bi-annual fashion event highlights the latest designs by domestic and international designers. CHINA OUT AFP PHOTO (Photo credit should read STR/AFP/Getty Images)
  • LOS ANGELES, CA - MARCH 25: Miranda Kerr, Candice Swanepoel and Alessandra Ambrosio celebrate the 15th Anniversary of the Victoria's Secret Swim Catalogue at the SLS hotel on March 25, 2010 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Toby Canham/Getty Images)
  • A photo taken on December 6, 1958 shows French actress Jeanne Moreau on a beach. AFP PHOTO (Photo credit should read -/AFP/Getty Images)
  • A photo taken on 1965 shows Swiss actress Ursula Andress during the filming of 'La Dixième Victime' (La decima vittima) directed by Elio Petri. AFP PHOTO (Photo credit should read ARCHIVE/AFP/Getty Images)
  • A undated picture shows Hungarian holiday-makers bathing in the the Lake Balaton, southwestern Hungary. AFP PHOTO (Photo credit should read -/AFP/Getty Images)
  • OSTENDE, BELGIUM - JULY 1: Holliday-makers wearing stripped one-piece swimming-suit enjoy a pickaback party to the delight of the ladies 01 July 1938 on the beach of Ostend. (Photo credit should read STAFF/AFP/Getty Images)
  • Former Olympic champions Emil Zatopek and his wife Dana from Czechoslovakia play in a pool, 07 October 1968 in Mexico, as guests of the International Olympic Committee. Emil Zatopek, one of the greatest long distance runners in history, won 4 Olympic titles (10.000m in London in 1948, 5000m, 10.000m and marathon in Helsinki in 1952), and broke 18 world records in his career. His wife Dana won the javelin title in 1952. (Photo credit should read STAFF/AFP/Getty Images)
  • SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA - AUGUST 14: Model Miranda Kerr showcases designs by Carla Zampatti during the David Jones S/S 2012/13 Season Launch at David Jones Castlereagh Street on August 14, 2012 in Sydney, Australia. (Photo by Graham Denholm/Getty Images)
  • US-born singer-entertainer Josephine Baker poses in Les Milandes in the 1920s. (Photo credit should read -/AFP/Getty Images)
  • Picture taken 26 February 1952 at Bormes-les-Mimosas of Miss Mimosa French Janine Rosselli, 18, wearing a bikini. Sixty years ago the bikini exploded onto the world, and a trip to the beach has never been the same since. Once banned in several countries as indecent, today few women's wardrobes are complete without it. AFP PHOTO (Photo credit should read -/AFP/Getty Images)
  • MIAMI - JULY 18: A model walks the runway at the Shay Todd Summer 2007 fashion show during the Sunglass Hut Swim Shows Miami in the Cabana Grande tent at the Raleigh Hotel on July 18, 2006 in Miami, Florida. (Photo by Carlo Allegri/Getty Images for IMG)
  • NEW YORK - SEPTEMBER 16: A model walks the runway at the 'Fashion for Relief' fashion show, with proceeds going to aid Hurricane Katrina victims, during Olympus Fashion Week at Bryant Park September 16, 2005 in New York City. (Photo by Fernanda Calfat/Getty Images)
  • OKYO - APRIL 17: Japanese campaign girl Saki Akai shows off the new bathing suit fashions for 2006 during the Asahi Kasei swimwear show April 17, 2006 in Tokyo, Japan. (Photo by Koichi Kamoshida/Getty Images)
  • Mexico City, MEXICO: A model displays a swimsuit by Mexican designer Leonisa during Mexico Fashion Week 14 March 2007 in Mexico City. AFP PHOTO/Omar TORRES (Photo credit should read OMAR TORRES/AFP/Getty Images)
  • LAS VEGAS - MAY 14: Model and television personality Holly Madison appears at the pool at the Planet Hollywood Resort & Casino after participating in a Guinness World Record event staging the world's largest bikini parade on the Las Vegas Strip. (Photo by Ethan Miller/Getty Images for
  • Japanese model Nanao (C) displays a bikini swimsuit by Japanese apparel giant Sanai to showcase a swimwear collection for the next season, in Tokyo on November 17, 2009. AFP PHOTO / Yoshikazu TSUNO (Photo credit should read YOSHIKAZU TSUNO/AFP/Getty Images)
  • MIAMI BEACH, FL - JULY 12: A model walks down the runway at the Red Carter swimwear fashion show during 'Mercedes Benz Fashion Week: Miami Swim' in the Cabana Grande tent at the Raleigh Hotel on July 12, 2007 in Miami Beach. (Photo by Mark Mainz/Getty Images for IMG)
  • Models wear swimsuits as they help to highlight the Australian state of Queensland during a tourism promotion in central Sydney on June 11, 2008. The swimsuit-clad models were also wearing trench coats lined inside with vistas of Queensland in an effort to entice Sydneysiders to escape their winter and venture to the tropical sunshine state to their north. AFP PHOTO / Greg WOOD (Photo credit should read GREG WOOD/AFP/Getty Images)
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It's summertime, which means the start of swimsuit season! Check out swimwear through the years.

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